Montana is experiencing a critical shortage in licensed child care. Across the state, approximately 25,000 Montana children do not have access to the high-quality, regulated child care they need. This affects everyone from new parents to grandparents raising their grandchildren to local businesses who aren’t able to find employees because those potential workers can’s find quality child care.
However, this challenge also creates an opportunity for parents who would like to stay home with their children, who have a passion for children and an interest in running a business out of their own home. Opening a licensed child care facility might seem like a daunting challenge but it doesn’t have to be; with a positive attitude and an assist from regional child care service organizations such as Child Care Connections in Helena, a successful in-home business can become a reality.
Child Care Connections is committed to supporting high-quality childcare and assists current and potential providers with a wide variety of services including:
· Onsite training and coaching
· Technical assistance
· Child Nutrition Program (CACFP) sponsorship and reimbursements
· New provider mini grants
· Special needs subsidy program
· Best Beginnings scholarship
While Child Care Connections is there every step of the way for those setting up a new child care business, the support doesn’t end once you’re up and running. The experienced staff is always on-hand to offer guidance and provide support to licensed providers.
Southcentral Montana needs more licensed child care businesses from Helena to Lincoln to Boulder and everywhere in-between. If you have the drive to start your own business and the interest in shaping the lives of the youngest Montanans, Child Care Connections has the expertise and resources to help you build your own high-quality child care business. Visit the website or call 406-587-7786 or 1-800-962-0418 to learn more and find out all the ways Child Care Connections can help you create a way to successfully work from your own home while helping your friends and neighbors ensure their children are getting high-quality care.